Subway Art Canvas for 613 Avenue Create
Hello Friends! There’s a new challenge up today at 613 Avenue Create. Like all 613 Ave challenges, this is an “anything goes” with an optional twist to add subway art to your project. If you’re not quite sure what classifies subway art, here’s a little definition for you: subway art is consists in arranging type and type design, and using different styles and varying font sizes to create a piece of work which can be visually captivating or to convey a thought provoking message or action. I have been rolling this challenge around in my brain for weeks, now, and I finally decided to create a subway art canvas for this unique challenge.
This 8″ x 10″ canvas was inked, layered, distressed and I even created a brick wall with a stencil and texture paste. Then I covered most of it up with my flowers, vines and stamped subway art sentiment. Just call me a “Silly Rabbit.” It’s OK! I started creating, and just couldn’t stop myself!
The sentiment is a beautiful STAMP from Heartfelt Creations. I stamped it with Jet Black Archival Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The papers are from the Once Upon a Time Collection and the handmade flowers are made with the Vintage Floret Stamp and the matching die.
I made a cloth flower using the Tattered Floral die from Tim Holtz and then attached a clock face that I’ve been hoarding in my stash of vintage jewelry for some time now. I knew this was just the right project to bring it to life. I added a bunch of stamped and die cut clocks made with the same Once Upon a Time Collection from Heartfelt Creations. The leaves are also made with HC stamps and dies.
I had some fun with my Stampendous Rose Encrusted jewel kit and some seed beads that I picked up at Tuesday morning on a shopping trip with my sis. I love the seed beads as centers in the flowers and mixed in with the thick embossing powders, glitter and mica flakes.
Everything was spritzed with homemade gold Perfect Pearls spray. It gives the vintage florets a beautiful aged finish.
In this photo, you get a close up view of the “frantage” layer of embossing powders, mica flakes, glitter and seed beads.
If you look real close, you can see the brick wall I labored over and then covered up with die cuts. I figure it was good practice, right?
So that’s my Subway Art Canvas. And now it’s your turn to link up your anything goes project with an optional “Subway Art” twist on the 613 Avenue Create BLOG. There are some nice prizes up for grabs this week:
Lacy Sunshine is providing a $20 Gift Card to their shop for one talented artist.
And Beansy Doodle has 3 free digital stamps for another talented artist.
I’m also entering this project in the following challenges:
- Clear it Out Challenge Blog (anything goes…must use an item from your stash: watch face)
- Cuttlebug Mania You Go Girl! Girly Project (Must use manual die cutting machine and any dies or embossing folders)
- Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes
- Rhedd’s Creative Spirit Challenge Blog (anything goes as long as it’s altered art)
- A Crafty Mess (anything goes)
- Artist Trading Post (must use a stencil. I used MFT brick wall and TCW Mini Gears in my background)
That’s it for me today, folks! Be sure to stop by the 613 Avenue Create BLOG for more inspiration from the Design team.
Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy, I had not seen this before. I absolutely love it This is one to be framed. I don’t know how you do it, but your work is always incredible!!!
I am loving this canvas, so stunning, lost for words
Thank you so much for coming over and joining us at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit.
Great Big Huge Hugs
Becca xxx (DT Member)
So much detail and so much work on this lovely canvas! Loving the little glimpse of the stencilled brick wall too!
Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange for my challenge.
Beautiful !!! Love colours. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT
A stunning project, so many awesome details and beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing it with us at the ATP Exchange this time.
This art is so gorgeous! I love the way you layer so many things to create your beautiful projects. Thanks for all the close up photos as they really help to see all your details! LOVE
So beautiful! Love all the layers and textures, gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at CIO. Hope you can join us again.
WOW…STUNNING….BEAUTIFUL!!! All the flowers, the embossing, the corner with all the texture…all amazing!
Just beautiful. You can see a lot of work has gone into this
Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x
stunning work, Kathy–everything about this is beautiful! Helene
Again … I’m sat here drooling. I have all the stamps in those sets (and the papers) and I’ve yet to turn out anything anywhere near as beautiful as this project.
Very well done Kathy. It’s a winner a hundred times over as far as I’m concerned! (and looking at the other comments so far – with everyone else too!)
Sending love and crafty, warm, wishes ~ Cobs. x
Kathy, this canvas is simply beautiful. Your layers, embellishments and colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing this work of art with us.
Great take on our challenge here @ CIO Challenge blog…stop by and play with us again <
This is a panorama of beauty, such embellishments so beautifully finished and placed.Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We so appreciate you taking time to visit us.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
Wow another beauty, you went to town on this one! I love subway art, street art of any kind really. There are some very talented people out there. Chalk artists for example, wow!!! Anyway, your piece is absolutely fab!
I just have no words… This is one of the most beautiful, stunning, breathtakingly crafts I have ever seen! I love vintage atmosphere and making flowers, I love all those things that seems to come out suddenly from the past and things that make you think time has stopped and you can observe better all the details of a place or a situation. And your canvas has just all the things I adore! Excellent work!
I love everything about this canvas from the embellishments to the sentiment – a beautiful artwork. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd’s Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)
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Oh Kathy this is just divine, it gave me little tingles looking at it. I love it all, the colours are so beautiful, the flowers are stunning and it’s the best wall ever. Not seen the stamp before either. It’s a wet dull day in the UK this morning, I have somehow managed to hurt my back, oh pain!, but this has cheered me up, thank you x
This has left me drooling in my coffee mug this morning! Simply stunning! There are actually no words to explain how beautiful I think this is and I love all the beads, mica and other sparkle you added along the way! Just gorgeous my friend!
Oh kathy, that is just beautiful. What you make are works of art. Thank you so much for sharing Jen x